CE Marking is now a legal requirement for structural steel
In 2014 the steel fabrication industry faced a significant change as it became a legal requirement for all steelwork used on construction projects throughout the European Union to be CE certified. The requirement states that all fabricated steel structures such as mezzanine floors are designed and manufactured in order to adhere to a set of standards set out within BS EN 1090.
The responsibility to check the materials used on a project lies with the project manager or in most cases, the end user. In addition it is the responsibility of distributors to ensure the products they allow into an end user are suitably certified.
You will no doubt be familiar with the CE logo which is seen on most consumer goods and CE marking was introduced to construction products in the European Unions Construction Products Directive of 1988. As the directive was extended many more products were added including mezzanine floors which are considered to be of execution level two.
What does CE Marking aim to achieve?
- The manufacturers of the product are producing components that meet current EU standards
- The distributor of the product is performing checks to ensure the manufacturers are producing goods of a certain standard.
- That the manufacturer is complying with EU regulations in terms of manufacturing, safety and environmental requirements.
- That steelwork carrying the CE mark can be sold freely within the European Union.
Failing to comply with the CE Marking Mandate
There are varying consequences for those who fail to comply with the CE Marking Mandate which range from prohibition notices for the least serious infringements up to the possibility of fines and imprisonment for the worst cases.
Do Revlok mezzanine floors carry the CE Mark?
The simple answer is yes!
All Revlok mezzanine floors will carry the CE mark as Doity Engineering Limited are able to manufacture fabricated steel products to the Construction Products Regulation, in particular Structural Steel Components and Fabrication of Load Bearing Structural Steel up to Execution class two according to BS EN1090-1:2009 + A1:2011
Doity Engineering have achieved recognition of its management and quality procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and are certified by World Certification Services who are regulated by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).
What are the benefits of ISO 9001:2008 certification?
Management of the company are involved in the improvement and continual use of the Quality Management System which ensures that we are a customer-focused organization.
Ensures customer satisfaction by producing and delivering services and products that meet customer’s needs and expectations.
Increases the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization through continual improvement in systems and products /services quality.